Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings, 49782 [2012-20215]

Download as PDF 49782 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2012 / Notices The meeting will be webcast to allow the public to watch and hear presentations. Comments will not be accepted via webcast or teleconference. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 14, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–20216 Filed 8–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings to allow for public input on Amendment 3 to the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., EST, on September 24, 2012. The public hearings will be held on September 4, 5, and 6, 2012, starting at 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The hearings will be held, in chronological order, as follows: September 4, 2012 at the Magnuson Hotel Norfolk Airport, 5708 Northampton Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455, telephone: (757) 460–2205; September 5, 2012 at The Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050, telephone: (609) 481–6100; and September 6, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick, One Thuber Street, Warwick, RI 02886, telephone: (401) 734–9600. Written comments should be mailed to the Council office at the address below and marked ‘‘AMENDMENT 3.’’ The public hearing document can be obtained by contacting the Council at the address below or at http://www.mafmc.org/fmp/ dogfish/dogfish.htm. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Aug 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment 3 addresses four management issues related to management of the spiny dogfish fishery in Atlantic federal waters. Specifically, the Amendment addresses (1) adding an option for allocating a small portion of the annual commercial quota as research set-aside, (2) reviewing and updating essential fish habitat (EFH) for spiny dogfish, (3) maintaining previous year annual management measures in case of a delay in the implementation of new annual measures, and (4) modifying the existing seasonal allocation of the annual quota to minimize conflicts with the geographically allocated interstate fishery. Summaries of the proposed actions will be available and presented at the hearings. A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes the proposed actions is available by contacting the Council office at http:// www.mafmc.org/fmp/dogfish/ dogfish.htm after August 31st. If no one from the public has arrived half an hour after the hearing start time, the hearing may be closed. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public hearings to allow for public input on Amendment 3 to the 
Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., EST, on 
September 24, 2012. The public hearings will be held on September 4, 5, 
and 6, 2012, starting at 7 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The hearings will be held, in chronological order, as 
follows: September 4, 2012 at the Magnuson Hotel Norfolk Airport, 5708 
Northampton Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455, telephone: (757) 460-2205; 
September 5, 2012 at The Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 
08050, telephone: (609) 481-6100; and September 6, 2012 at the Hilton 
Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick, One Thuber Street, Warwick, RI 
02886, telephone: (401) 734-9600. Written comments should be mailed to 
the Council office at the address below and marked ``AMENDMENT 3.'' The 
public hearing document can be obtained by contacting the Council at 
the address below or at http://www.mafmc.org/fmp/dogfish/dogfish.htm.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment 3 addresses four management issues 
related to management of the spiny dogfish fishery in Atlantic federal 
waters. Specifically, the Amendment addresses (1) adding an option for 
allocating a small portion of the annual commercial quota as research 
set-aside, (2) reviewing and updating essential fish habitat (EFH) for 
spiny dogfish, (3) maintaining previous year annual management measures 
in case of a delay in the implementation of new annual measures, and 
(4) modifying the existing seasonal allocation of the annual quota to 
minimize conflicts with the geographically allocated interstate 
fishery.
    Summaries of the proposed actions will be available and presented 
at the hearings. A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes 
the proposed actions is available by contacting the Council office at 
http://www.mafmc.org/fmp/dogfish/dogfish.htm after August 31st. If no 
one from the public has arrived half an hour after the hearing start 
time, the hearing may be closed. Some GPS navigation units may provide 
faulty directions for these locations so call ahead with the number 
provided if unfamiliar with a hearing location. All hearings will be 
digitally recorded and saved as transcripts of the hearing.

Special Accommodations

    These hearings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the hearing date.

    Dated: August 14, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-20215 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]
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